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December 2013

December in Wine Country

In this edition:
A Simple Gift | Academy of Wine | Visit the Winery

A Simple, Yet Elegant Gift Suggestion

Robert Mondavi Winery Classic Reds Gift Set

One bottle each:
2011 Napa Valley Merlot
2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Two of our most popular wines, bundled into one perfect package. Offer pricing valid through December 11th, 2013.

Exclusive Offer Price $49.00
Wine Club Price $39.20

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Academy of Wine: Grapevines on Holiday

By Peter Alig, Wine Education

With the possible exception of scrambling to plan that last-minute family meal, the holidays are a time for rest and refreshment.

If grapevines could speak, I am sure they would also claim to enjoy the period between the end of harvest (October) and bud break in March or April.

At the time of this writing, the grapevines inhabiting our Wappo Hill and To Kalon vineyards are shedding their leaves and preparing to enter their winter dormancy.

After working hard in 2013 to produce one of the most outstanding crops in recent memory, the vines are shutting down, though busily storing their reserves of carbohydrates in their roots for use in the new growing season. Winters in Napa Valley see a fair amount of rain. With its Mediterranean climate, the risk of a deep freeze is minimal, thereby ensuring that our vines survive to produce for another year.

Prior to bud break in the spring, when the vines begin producing the tender shoots that will support the new year’s grapes, the vines’ old shoots will be pruned back. This ensures that the vine will begin the growing season in balance, without excess plant material to support. An out-of-balance vine will not produce as high a quality of grape.

As you raise glasses in celebration of the holiday season, all of us at Robert Mondavi Winery invite you also to toast the work of our vines and the hands that tend them.

Visit the Winery

Wine Club Member Winter Dinner
Saturday, February 8
Reception, 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
Dinner, 6:45 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Indulge your senses and meet fellow wine club members at our annual wine club dinner. We’ll enjoy a sparkling wine reception followed by a sumptuous 4-course dinner created by Winery Chef Jeff Mosher and paired with Robert Mondavi Winery reserve wines. A live musical performance by acclaimed jazz musician Ed Reed and dancing round out an unforgettable evening.

$115 club members/$130 non-club

For additional event information, contact us at 888.766.6328 ext. 2.

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Chocolate Dreams: Wine and Chocolate Walk-Around Tasting
Saturday, February 15 | 1:00 – 3:00 pm

How sweet it is… Join us for a walk-around tasting dedicated to all things chocolate. Indulge in wine and chocolate pairings, sample a fantastic array of chocolate varieties and confections from some of America’s greatest chocolatiers, explore the world of single origin chocolates and much, much more. The perfect Valentine’s gift!

$50 admission/$45 wine club members

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From our family to yours, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!

Need more information? Have questions or comments? Contact us at / 888.766.6328 ext. 3.